Math Teacher (Middle/High School)
Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies
The math teacher is responsible for educating the Middle School and High School students to be ready to successfully transition to the next educational level. This is accomplished through curriculum designed to follow Minnesota Graduation Standards, as well as incorporating Ojibwe Language and Culture components.
- Loves young people, can whole-heartedly engage in working with and for them.
- Bachelor’s degree, licensed teacher.
- Willingness to maintain a high level of competence, exercise discreet judgment, and honor confidentiality.
- Compliance with Mille Lacs Band drug and alcohol policy.
- Compliance with federal background check.
- Projects an image of service and professionalism with a positive attitude.
- Interacts easily as an integral leader and member of the faculty and staff.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Understanding of the relationship of Nay Ah Shing School to the Mille Lacs community values and supports the mission of all.
- Experience, familiarity and the ability to work with the diverse constituencies of Nay Ah Shing School.
- Licensed in CPR and First Aid.
- Use of Chrome books and Google Classroom
• Must have current valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Compliance with Mille Lacs Band drug and alcohol policy.
• Compliance with federal background check.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
• A staff person with direct contact with or access to children in care must disclose the arrest, conviction, and applicant background information if that staff person:
(a) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed:
- a crime against a child;
- an act of physical or sexual abuse;
- a felony;
- the same or similar crimes as those in this subsection listed in the laws of another state or of the United States or of any Tribal law;
(b) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed any misdemeanor offense under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. The Licensing Committee may evaluate the nature and time of a misdemeanor assault charge as well as other types of misdemeanor crimes not specified in this section to determine whether employment is appropriate.
8 MLBSA § 1212(a-b).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plans, organizes, and implements a variety of learning experiences to meet stated curriculum objectives and individual student needs.
- Knows and understands grade level curriculum content and assists, when necessary, in design or revision of that curriculum.
- Helps students become aware of how each subject area surrounds them and enhances their life.
- Knows, understands and uses technology, as appropriate.
- Develop relationships with Community elders and Mille lacs Band Representatives.
- Knowledgeable or willing to learn about Anishinaabe Customs and Traditions.
- Provides interdisciplinary individual and group experiences for students.
- Works in direct contact with students.
- Monitor students in non-academic situations (e.g. assemblies, meals, loading/unloading busses, safety drills, hallways, pipe & dish, cultural activities, field trips, and other assigned areas).
- Fosters in students a positive attitude toward all curriculum areas and helps students become aware of how each subject area surrounds them and enhances their life.
- Creates a healthy, safe, welcoming and comfortable learning environment that supports student growth and development.
- Works with students to help them learn and monitor the progress of each student against pre-determined requirements.
- Keep records pertaining to student growth. Prepares student progress reports for interpretation of learning to parents and students.
- Completes on-going student assessments and presents information at parent conferences.
- Observes students regularly and makes modifications in individualized plans to ensure success for all students.
- Identifies special needs of students and seeks assistance of specialists to help meet those needs.
- Collaborate with other educators, specialists, administrators, and community resource staff to create and maintain a transdisciplinary approach to meeting the individual needs of each student.
- Actively participate in student interventions and student Individualized Education Plans (IEP).
- Promotes and maintains appropriate behavior and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) through Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and restorative practices within the school and classroom.
- Enters student attendance, behavior, communication with families, grades and test scores into Infinite Campus/NASIS.
- Develops a positive relationship with parents/guardians by establishing and maintaining open communication.
- Collaborate with parents/guardians, students and community resources to address student tardiness, absenteeism and behavior concerns.
- Encourages parents to volunteer.
- Conducts parent meetings and individual parent conferences with all parents two times a year.
- Participates in planning and attends parent activity nights.
- Maintains student educational, health and safety records in accordance with current laws, regulations and grants.
- Maintains the documentation and reporting requirements of the school.
- Provide direction and guidance to instructional assistants and aides through the discussion of established procedures, development of a daily schedule, and coordinated implementation of classroom and student goals and objectives.
- Maintains and improves professional competence by participating in faculty meetings, team meetings as a member and facilitator, in-service training, staff committees and other appropriate professional activities.
- Other duties as assigned.
• The work is typically performed in an office setting with only normal physical demands necessary to accomplish the work.
• Occasional work in outside environment supervising students on cultural activities, field trips, and outdoor learning activities.
• The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts, which require normal safety precautions in an office setting, meeting room or commercial carrier.
• Nature of work is such that the incumbent experiences regular periods of moderate stress levels. Primary sources of stress deal with children and staff issues, families, workload and deadlines.
• Minimal threat of personal danger or risk due to behaviors of children.
• Scheduled school year typically day time hours (usually 8am – 4pm) with some need to attend meetings, training and school events after hours and to maintain workload requirements as a salaried employee. SCH status (42 week position)
• Local travel is required; travel outside the state is very limited but may be required.